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Bachman-Turner Overdrive got the idea for this song when they were on tour. They were driving along a highway in the US when a few truckers decided to have some fun with the band, who were riding in the little van from Canada. The truckers boxed them in and slowed down to a crawl. When they finally turned into a truckstop the band followed them with the intent to give them a good talking to. Unfortunately, in the words of Randy Bachman, "The trucker looked like a Volkswagen with a head." The truckers had a good laugh and told the band that they needed to learn to "Let It Ride." The song was written that night. (thanks, LAkerr - Victoria, Canada)
All of the background vocals were sung by Fred Turner, which caused a flanging effect that Randy Bachman liked. (thanks, Jim - Aurora, CO)
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